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Ive got my first NIC assessment coming up and a couple of my jobs (that i was going to provide the assessor with) have previously been signed off through the company i used to work for. Will this be an issue even if i did all the works? Would the assessor even check if the job has been signed off on his database or would he just go through my unbranded test certificate on the day and make sure it is satisfactory?
Tia
 
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You cannot use jobs carried out by another company.
It wasn’t carried out by another company I basically completed the job and sent the guy i used to work for the certificate to upload to part p
 

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It wasn’t carried out by another company I basically completed the job and sent the guy i used to work for the certificate to upload to part p
So legally it was done by another company. And they have probably breached scheme rules by doing that also.
 
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So legally it was done by another company. And they have probably breached scheme rules by doing that also.
I guess so, but what im asking is does the assessor check on his database if the job has been notified or would he be more interested in if its compliant?
 

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I guess so, but what im asking is does the assessor check on his database if the job has been notified or would he be more interested in if its compliant?
It's a fundamental requirement that the work has been carried out by the enterprise being assessed.
 
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It's a fundamental requirement that the work has been carried out by the enterprise being assessed.
Yeah I totally understand that! They dont make it easy for us, any notifiable work cost like £300 for someone from the council to come and look at so if i have to provide 5 jobs then thats £1500 even before paying the scheme fees
 

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If your name is on the certificate as the installer and actually has been notified I don't see there being an issue. I did exactly the same when I first went with Stroma and they were fine with it.
 
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There is every chance they will want to see proof of notification and the process of notification.
I also assumed that so phoned up to ask and the lady on the phone replied “were not the part p police” ive also seen online that you can say that you were planning on notifying after joining the scheme (if you were accepted)
 
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A friend of mine used his own fuse board change he did years ago for his NiC domestic assessment

I don't think they had any issues with it , he is NiC now and has been for a few years
 

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A friend of mine used his own fuse board change he did years ago for his NiC domestic assessment

I don't think they had any issues with it , he is NiC now and has been for a few years
Easy peasy then!!
 
Yes they do check if building control have been notified or at least my assessor does, do you know his name as it maybe the same assessor as I have. The women on the phone are awful/useless they haven't got a clue and always advise you incorrectly or again in my case they do.
 
From my experience with the Nic just make sure all your administration is on order.
The jobsite itself is pretty irrelevant.
My old company used a half finished rewire once o_O
 

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I guess so, but what im asking is does the assessor check on his database if the job has been notified or would he be more interested in if its compliant?
Going to cost you £600 ish to find out mate, why don’t you just play safe and do ya own job?
 
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Going to cost you £600 ish to find out mate, why don’t you just play safe and do ya own job?
Im a new company havent had many installs as of yet. Its hard fiding work without being accredited also.
Yes they do check if building control have been notified or at least my assessor does, do you know his name as it maybe the same assessor as I have. The women on the phone are awful/useless they haven't got a clue and always advise you incorrectly or again in my case they do.
for the yearly check i could understand that but i dont see how they could check if bc has been notified as you could of completed the job the day before for example.
 
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Errrr

Do you own a home or live at home ?

Just change your fuse board for a swanky new rcbo board

Bingo your first job ;)
Im not sure if it’s because its my first assessment or if they have changed the rules but on my letter that they sent it say any work in your own property would not be acceptable. As long as they are happy with minor works and eicr’s i should be fine! Fingers crossed
 

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Mate as long as ya cheque don’t bounce and you ain’t a complete imbecile (this is the nic though) you in.....change ya mum n dads consumer unit.....I know a nic approved who thinks as long as an rcd trips it’s all good!
 
As above you really need to be completely ham fisted to fail you DI assessment

Just do a job , get it inspected and hey presto your in

Oh , and cough up your hard earned money
 
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So on the electrical certificate, it usually has a box to be signed off by the Q.S. is this box empty?
 

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Ive got my first NIC assessment coming up and a couple of my jobs (that i was going to provide the assessor with) have previously been signed off through the company i used to work for. Will this be an issue even if i did all the works? Would the assessor even check if the job has been signed off on his database or would he just go through my unbranded test certificate on the day and make sure it is satisfactory?
Tia
How much wad this first assesment if you dont mind me asking?
 
Am I being thick here?.
  1. So you are self employed and want to get NIC status?
  2. But you have not done any work for your new business at all?
  3. You want to use a job you did for another company?
Simple solution,
  • buy a new CU from Screwfix install it in your own house and get that inspected. Cost maybe £150 and you get a upto date CU to protect your family.
  • Do some minor works at a willing friends house and inspect that.
 

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Why would a Scheme be checking the 'system', to see if works have been notified, when the person being assessed isn't officially registered until he/she has passed the assessment, when the assessor will have inspected the works and be satisfied that the work is to an acceptable standard. :confused:
 
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All the assessor should be concerned about is, is this person in front of me competent, do they have a good understanding of the BS7671 and associated standards are they employing a good standard of workmanship and materials.

Now where is the brown envelope:D
 
I did work for a surgeon who was a really nice guy, and he was surprised that we had to have a full assessment ever 12 months regardless of whether or not we've had complaints, made mistakes etc. He opens people up and isn't assessed so frequently as we are.

I would be interested to know how many experienced sparks fail their annual assessments. I'm referring to those sparks who have had assessments before (not those that previously worked on the checkout at asda and did a 3 week Electricians course).
 

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I did work for a surgeon who was a really nice guy, and he was surprised that we had to have a full assessment ever 12 months regardless of whether or not we've had complaints, made mistakes etc. He opens people up and isn't assessed so frequently as we are.

I would be interested to know how many experienced sparks fail their annual assessments. I'm referring to those sparks who have had assessments before (not those that previously worked on the checkout at asda and did a 3 week Electricians course).
Steady on there Pete!!
 
I did work for a surgeon who was a really nice guy, and he was surprised that we had to have a full assessment ever 12 months regardless of whether or not we've had complaints, made mistakes etc. He opens people up and isn't assessed so frequently as we are.

I would be interested to know how many experienced sparks fail their annual assessments. I'm referring to those sparks who have had assessments before (not those that previously worked on the checkout at asda and did a 3 week Electricians course).

It is very true, Electric or BAFE for fire we get inspected every year.
Many other trades and professions do not, some have to do CPD (so attend a course)
 
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